Chapter 7

Itachi's P.O.V.

A slight shift on the bed woke me up. My eyes opened in time to see Sakura exiting the room. I knew that seeing her teammates had shaken her up. Sakura was strong but there are still certain things that can tear her apart. They say time heals all wounds, I just hope this will be true for her. After everything she's been through, she deserves to be happy. I looked over to Shisui and saw him staring at me. He nodded to me and laid back on the bed while I got up and put my shoes on. Finding Sakura wasn't hard, she had followed a path to the park. As I watched the leaves blow around her, I noticed the different emotions running across her face. First was peace, last was anger. All in all, she looked beautiful standing in the moonlight. I walked up behind her and embraced her smaller form. She tensed immediately until I spoke, "You know, you don't have to face everything alone. You have me...and Shisui."

Shisui had been an afterthought, but it didn't matter. Sakura relaxed and turned to face me. She wrapped her arms around my neck and leaned against me. This time, I tensed from the contact. Even after 2 years with her, physical contact like this wasn't usual for me, but I relaxed from her touch and hugged her back. Like lightning, images from the pass 2 years flashed through my mind. Team 7 had no idea what they left behind and I will make sure they never have the chance to. Sakura belonged with us now, and there's no way we're going to give her back.

sorry for not updating in so long and sorry that its really short, this was suppose to only be a small moment. hope you guys liked it, sorry for the wait. review!